Engineer, Applications/Systems

Murata Electronics North America, Inc. San Jose , CA 95111

Posted 7 days ago

pSemi Corporation is a Murata company driving semiconductor integration. pSemi builds on Peregrine Semiconductor's 30-year legacy of technology advancements and strong IP portfolio but with a new missionto enhance Murata's world-class capabilities with high-performance semiconductors. With a strong foundation in RF integration, pSemi's product portfolio now spans power management, connected sensors, optical transceivers, antenna tuning and RF frontends. These intelligent and efficient semiconductors enable advanced modules for smartphones, base stations, personal computers, electric vehicles, data centers, IoT devices and healthcare. From headquarters in San Diego and offices around the world, pSemi's team explores new ways to make electronics for the connected world smaller, thinner, faster and better.

Seeking a motivated self-starter who wants to be on the front line, anxious to be involved in product definition and the support of new innovative new power management ICs for our Company, working within a fast-paced start-up environment.

Reporting to the local Applications Engineering Lead, and this position will fill an essential role in systems level product definition, characterization, and the development of all collateral material required to bring a product to market, and support customers. This position will be located in Murata's facilities in San Jose, CA.

The ideal candidate will be very conversant in latest DC-DC power conversion topologies, with a strong desire to develop skills in the low voltage single- and multi-phase power conversion sector using unique power architectures to solve complex power conversion requirements in demanding applications such as powering of latest generation processors, FPGA's and ASICs.

You will need to demonstrate a very strong technical, analytical ability, grounded on a thorough academic understanding of power conversion, and coupled with a strong competence in a laboratory bench environment. You will need to demonstrate capability to quickly grasp new technologies and apply prior experience to work effectively and with minimal supervision to add value within a small highly experienced team.

This is an opportunity to work with leading power semiconductor engineers on state-of-art power conversion technologies and architectures.

Roles & Responsibilities

This position has responsibility for:

  • Product road testing and characterization

  • Assisting in de-bugging of new PMICs

  • Competitive analysis including platform teardowns, testing, generating detailed reports and benchmarking

  • Systems level optimization including design, build and testing of power solutions, including identification and testing of discrete components to support customer applications

  • Supporting marketing in generating collateral material including product datasheets, applications notes, evaluation platforms, simulation models, and characterizing of products for specific applications

Competency Requirements

In order to perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Critical Thinking: Skilled at finding logical flaws in arguments and plans; identifies problems and solutions that others might miss; provides detailed insight and constructive criticism into problems and complex situations

  • Working with Ambiguity: Achieves forward progress in the face of poorly defined situations and/or unclear goals; able to work effectively with limited or partial information

  • Displaying Technical Expertise: Keeps his/her technical skills current; effectively applies specialized knowledge and skills to perform work tasks; understands and masters the technical skills, knowledge, and tasks associated with his/her job; shares technical expertise with others

  • Championing Customer Needs: Calls attention to issues that impact customer satisfaction; views thing from the perspective of customers; encourages people to think about customers when making decisions

Minimum Qualifications (Experience and Skills)

  • Conversant in leading simulation, schematic and PCB design software tools such as SIMPLIS, OrCAD, and Allegro

  • Deep understanding of analog circuit theory, control loop design, and product performance

  • Strongly conversant in latest power conversion control topologies

  • Strong lab and system debug skills including demonstrated lab automation proficiency

  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment

Education Requirements

  • BSEE in Power Electronics ideally with a specialization in DC-DC conversion

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment and extensive work in a laboratory environment.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.

pSemi Corporation supports a diverse workforce and is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees. pSemi does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex/gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions or breastfeeding), gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin (including language use restrictions and possession of a driver's license issued under Vehicle Code section 12801.9), ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally-protected medical condition, military or veteran status (including "protected veterans" under applicable affirmative action laws), marital status, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal laws applicable to the Company. pSemi also prohibits discrimination based on the perception that an employee or applicant has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.

Note: The Peregrine Semiconductor name, Peregrine Semiconductor logo and UltraCMOS are registered trademarks and the pSemi name, pSemi logo, HaRP and DuNE are trademarks of pSemi Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective companies. pSemi products are protected under one or more of the following U.S. Patents: http://patents.psemi.com


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Engineer, Applications/Systems

Murata Electronics North America, Inc.